Yankee Legend Yogi Berra Has Died

Early this morning, the Yogi Berra Museum tweeted, “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90.”

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The NY Yankees organization later tweeted, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Yankees legend and American hero, Yogi Berra.” As a tribute to the former HOF catcher, coach and manager, the Yankees changed their Twitter avatar to Berra’s #8.

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Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was a Hall of Fame catcher and manager with the NY Yankees. He appeared in 14 World Series as a player, winning 10 of them. Both of those accomplishments are a major-league record. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1972. The Yankees also retired Berra’s No. 8 that same year. Berra also managed the New York Mets for four seasons and took them to the World Series in 1973. In seven seasons as a manager, Berra compiled a 484-444 record.

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Yogi Berra played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. He is widely regarded as one of the best catchers in baseball history.

The Military Times noted that Berra served as a sailor in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart medal. He received the Navy’s Lone Sailor Award in 2009. An announcement from the Navy Memorial at the time said the baseball hall of famer exemplified the Navy’s core values.

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